Having thousands of connections in the digital marketing space is valuable but having over a hundred of them testify on your behalf is priceless. Below are recommendations made via LinkedIn for Aaron Goldman, Managing Partner of Connectual. Browse by Tag, Last Name, or Company.
I read a lot of columns, go to a lot of conferences, and learn from a lot of digital strategists, and Aaron's one of the best writers, speakers, and strategists I've come across. He's smart, engaging, and usually a few steps ahead of where everyone else is. He's also one of the most universally respected people I know.
As a fellow media geek and U of I College of Communications Advertising alum, I've always had a sincere respect and true admiration for Aaron's ability to just 'get it' and relate to everything and everyone.
I first met Aaron 11 years ago when I was deciding on where to go to college and stayed in his fraternity when I was in high school. At the time and still to this day, one of the most deeming qualities on both a personal and professional level is that he just 'gets it.'
Aaron understands people and is a fantastic communicator. I've co-anchored advertising panels/career nights, in Champaign, and have crossed paths w/ Aaron numerous times over the years. Aaron is above and beyond a fantastic advice giver and truly cares about everyone he comes across.
While working as a senior media sales rep during the day, I started my own apparel company, brand and website (Kosher Ham Ventures LLC / KosherHam.com) at night and during the weekends. I had a good foundation on the branding and marketing but had very little knowledge (besides reading articles and blogs) on SEO, SEM, etc. Aaron was the first person that came to mind to call. I wanted to speak to a true expert and knew that Aaron has had such a well-versed career in digital media thus far.
Aaron was one of the first people I called to seek-out advice on digital media, search engine optimization, online marketing, and the list goes on and on. Aaron would give-up his lunch break or make time off hours to help me, an old acquaintance, chip away at the big block of ice known as online media at the cost of just 'paying it forward.'
Aaron is a born-leader, and his breadth of knowledge on digital media is hard to match. I appreciate the help and advice, and I think that as a consultant and true business leader Aaron's career is still in its infancy stages. His curiosity and wanting to learn more and more (and not just about digital media....other arms of advertising and beyond) is what makes him so successful, and I'm sure this success is just the beginning.
Aaron was my first introduction into Online Advertising early in 2002. His clients revered him and you could not go anywhere without hearing his name. He was instrumental into my entering of the space and has been a mentor ever since.
I had the fortune to work with him at MaxOnline and have watched as he helped Resolution Media grow into what it is today. One of the most respected people I know in the Midwest, I have no doubt that Aaron's next venture will prove to be successful.
Aaron and I grew up together in the business cutting our teeth in the ad network business. He came to work every day with his smile on, possessing a passion to learn, share and help anyone at any time. He always knew how to ask the right questions to uncover the key issue and to think quick on his feet to offer the best solution.
Bottom line, Aaron is someone that truly cares -- about the industry, the clients he works with, and about getting the job done right. I respect his opinion and would value his input on any sales/marketing project.
Aaron is visionary thinker who constantly challenges the current day's conventional thinking in the digital space. The leaders in the search and general digital industry respect his opinion and value his insight. That very same insight has been instrumental in the growth and success of Resolution Media. His extensive rolodex is just as impressive as his digital prowess. This guy knows everyone and everyone knows him.
His new venture could not be more appropriately named ... "Connectual". As testament to Aaron's expertise and value, I am proud to say that Resolution Media is his very first client. My only reservation about recommending Aaron is that he will likely have less time to spend with Resolution Media as a result.
Aaron and I entered the work force together many years ago. We quickly formed a great personal and professional relationship that continues today.
It was clear to me early on that he was working towards being one of the most respected and hardest working individuals in the digital media space and his performance to date has proven me to be correct. He is truly passionate about his work and I look forward to seeing Aaron continue building on his past achievements.
Aaron is a well respected leader in the industry who has a been a pleasure to work and partner with across multiple events and situations. He's professional, knows his stuff, and delivers high quality output.